NSTP brings Deep­avali cheer to or­phans, sin­gle mums

New Straits Times - - NEWS / NATION -

KUALA LUMPUR: Smiles were etched on the faces of some 60 or­phans and sin­gle moth­ers at the Stepping Stones Liv­ing Cen­tre here when they were given a Deep­avali treat yes­ter­day.

New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd staff vis­ited the home as part of the cor­po­rate so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity pro­gramme un­der the NST Out­reach ini­tia­tive.

NSTP cor­po­rate com­mu­ni­ca­tions head Wan Ab­dil­lah Wan Nawi said the an­nual pro­gramme aimed to spread cheer to the un­der­priv­i­leged who cel­e­brated the Fes­ti­val of Lights.

He said it also paid tribute to New Straits Times read­ers and to chan­nel much-needed con­tri­bu­tions.

“It drives home the point that NSTP is a car­ing or­gan­i­sa­tion that ap­pre­ci­ates its read­er­ship base.

“We will con­tinue our ac­tiv­i­ties through the NST Out­reach ini­tia­tive to in­clude other fes­ti­vals, such as Christ­mas and Chi­nese New Year.”

The pro­gramme, which be­gan at 10am, saw res­i­dents of the home en­joy­ing ac­tiv­i­ties such as a ko­lam-build­ing con­test and henna paint­ing. They were also treated to free hair­cuts.

Stepping Stones Liv­ing Cen­tre res­i­dents en­joyed a KFC lunch be­fore the pro­gramme ended at 1pm.

NSTP pre­sented ba­sic ne­ces­si­ties, such as cook­ing oil, sugar, soap, bis­cuits and milk worth RM1,000, to the home.

Stepping Stones Liv­ing Cen­tre is man­aged by Dr John­son A. Ra­jahser and his wife, Dr Nina. It was es­tab­lished in 1998 as a home for un­der­priv­i­leged chil­dren, women, sin­gle moth­ers and the el­derly.

PIC BY HALIMATON SAADIAH SU­LAIMAN

New Straits Times Press cor­po­rate com­mu­ni­ca­tions head Wan Ab­dil­lah Wan Nawi (front row, left) with Stepping Stones Liv­ing Cen­tre res­i­dents in Ta­man Se­puteh, Kuala Lumpur, yes­ter­day.

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